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Roland Garros, Djokovic eliminates Nadal in four anthology sets – Sport – Tennis

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Novak Djokovic on the pitch against Rafael Nadal (Ansa)

Paris, 11 June 2021 – It could only be a marathon the challenge between the two best players in the world. A challenge that also allowed the spectators present on the Philippe Chatrier to be able to stay and admire the game even after the return time for the curfew (wise decision). And it was worth it considering the or’sOver four hours of gameplay total for four sets. Novak Djkovic he earned the Roland Garros final by beating Rafa Nadal per 3-6 6-3 7-6 6-2.

Djokovic with more energy

After Rafa’s brilliant start, 5-1 then closed 6-3 in the first set, the third set was decisive, which lasted a good 97 minutes. Djokovic he had gone up to 5-3 and serve, but at the moment of closing, some too many mistakes appeared that Rafa did not hesitate to exploit, but spending a lot of energy. The Majorcan recovered up to 6-5 in his favor, but the run continued at the tie break where Nole won the important points. Such a waste of energy and without obtaining a result, actually blew up Rafa who remained on his legs in the fourth set.
The last gasp of Nadal the same arrived with an immediate break to the Serbian for the 2-0, then the comeback of Djokovic, who seemed more brilliant, until the final 6-2 that closed the accounts. Rafa’s light suddenly went out. Nole thus eliminated the twelve-time winner of Roland Garros and built his second ever victory against the Majorcan in Paris. Nadal instead leaves the tournament with only three defeats in history, the other is with Soderling in 2009, while Djokovic will challenge Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final on Sunday. A nice evening of sports, without a curfew.

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